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Spotlight: Thermo Fisher Scientific’s platform enables forensic DNA processing in 90 minutes

Rapid DNA technology helps develop investigative leads, exonerate the innocent and prevent future victims

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Company name: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Headquarters: Waltham, Massachusetts
Signature Product: RapidHIT ID

1. Where did your company name originate from?

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American supplier of scientific instrumentation, reagents and consumables, and software services. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Thermo Fisher was formed through the merger of Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific in 2006.

2. What was the inspiration behind starting your company?

Thermo Fisher Scientifics’ company mission is to make the world cleaner, healthier and safer. For over three decades, we have been serving the criminal justice community with tools that advance criminal investigations in both DNA and drug testing. We are here to support you in your efforts to minimize crime and want to learn how we can help you with your biggest challenges in making the world safer.

3. What is your signature product and how does it work?

Our latest crime-fighting tool, the RapidHIT ID platform, enables forensic DNA to be processed by investigators and booking agencies in only 90 minutes, to obtain rapid intelligence in real-time where it can have the greatest impact on an investigation. With the compact, easy-to-use RapidHIT ID, safer communities are within reach. Rapid DNA technology allows law enforcement to develop investigative leads, exonerate the innocent, identify the unknown and prevent future victims.

4. Why do you believe your products are essential to the police community?

Rapid DNA technology allows law enforcement to process DNA at the beginning of a criminal investigation to develop investigative leads, exonerate the innocent and prevent future victims.

5. What makes your company unique?

As the market leader in forensic DNA analysis tools servicing the global criminal justice community for nearly 30 years, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the latest technology, backed by decades of experience and expertise.

6. What do your customers like best about you and your products?

Reliability, proven performance, track record of quality, crime-fighting solutions and global service and support experts serving the criminal justice community for over nearly 30 years.

7. What is the most rewarding part of serving the first responder community?

Knowing that our products are helping the criminal justice community in its mission to make the world a safer place.

8. Do you support any charitable organizations

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a proud supporter of multiple victim and law enforcement advocacy groups such as FBINAA, MCSA and the DNA Justice Project.

9. Is there any fun fact that you’d like to share with our users about you or your company?

Our DNA technology powered the landmark Human Genome Project, a comprehensive discovery cataloging human genes, revolutionizing approaches across many fields including biology, medicine and forensics to make the world a safer, healthier place.

10. What’s next for your company?

Thermo Fisher continues to innovate in the field of forensic DNA, bringing tools to criminal justice professionals that provide more answers, faster, to solve your most challenging cases to help you keep your communities safe.